The Passion Of Johann | Aslin Beer Company

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The Passion Of JohannThe Passion Of Johann

Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Mind The Hop With Passionfruit And Vanilla

Added by IvoryFoxhole on 07-29-2016

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 33
Photo of illeagle05
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I may have gotten sludgy cans or maybe didn't wait long enough to drink it, but I didn't have a great experience with this beer. Letting it sit for a couple weeks certainly helped, but still got a bit of the unpleasant hop bite on the sides of my tongue. If I ignored that I could enjoy it but it was hard to ignore. My girlfriend really enjoyed it, so maybe I was just sensitive to that aspect. Hopefully the next batch will be better in that regard.

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Photo of ProperGlassesNeeded
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Visiting brewery from out of region. Waited in line for very short time.
Had cans of 2 beers leftover. This was one. Didn't know what to expect except something better than good.

Blown away. Never had beer like this. It's like drinking Dole Pine-Orange-Banana, as a Passion fruit IPA bomb.
Looks like tropical juice, smells like tropical juice, hops and sweet nectar. And hazy translucent yellowish dark orange cream. Great foam, and ready to bomb your pallet. Could ramble on in incomplete sentences all day.

Just try this ASLIN! juice

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Photo of bobv
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a white one inch head over a very, very hazy body with nice lacing. Head reduces to a ring fairly quickly. That look though...Nose of tropical fruit and pine. Tastes similarly on the palate with a nice mouthfeel. 9.4% abv is pretty well hidden with no harsh bitterness and overall a nice job on this one, except for that murky look.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding IPA from Aslin. this was excellent. Super juicy and the passion fruit and vanilla were both blended in seamlessly. I thought this was one of their best yet.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 2-day-old can, pours a totally hazy dark orange. A half-inch head recedes pretty quickly and leaves scant lacing.

Smell is passionfruit for sure, but it doesn't completely overwhelm the other fruity hop aromas. A good sign.

As for taste, I'll admit I've tried a lot of fruit-addition beers and not really cared for them. Especially with a Citra-hop hazy IPA, actual fruit has always seemed like overkill. Not in this case. I assume Mind the Hop is the base beer, which I love, but this is maybe even better. The tart passionfruit provides a nice counterweight to the Citra, which can be almost too sweet in NE-style IPAs. Here it all works amazingly well. The vanilla is almost subliminal, which I probably prefer with all the other flavors going on. Long, lingering passionfruit and tasty bitterness on the finish. Is there alcohol in this beverage? I can't taste it, but I can sure feel it.

Creamy smooth in the mouth. I like this beer a lot. I almost didn't buy any, but got a single can to check it out. Wish I'd bought the full allotment. Next time for sure.

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Photo of teromous
3.91/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottom of the can says: "SOOP KITCHEN 03/01/17"

Appearance: The body of the beer has this dark opaque gold color that looks a lot like chicken stock. There was a momentary white head but it fades out very quickly to nothing more than a ring. It's not a very good looking beer.

Aroma: Fortunately the aroma more than makes up for the appearance. It has a nice aroma that smells just like mango and peach. It is a light but very enticing aroma.

Taste: The taste on this beer is absolutely fantastic. It has this very deep and rich fruity peach flavor mixed with this tongue tingling tangerine flavor. The whole fruity character is underlined by this great herbal flavor that adds more to the richness of the flavor. Checking the can out it says on the label that it is made "with Passion fruit & Vanilla." It seems like that passion fruit is adding a lot to the character of the beer. I am not getting any vanilla but the overall flavor profile just works for the beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a tingly tartness and a nice bitter bite. The beer is enjoyable to drink and it leaves a nice kick in the aftertaste.

Overall: It is a Double IPA made with fruit and it is clear that the fruit is adding a lot to the flavor of the beer. The overall drinking experience is very enjoyable so I believe that even beer lovers who don't enjoy fruit will still find the beer enjoyable. The fruit just seems to work very well with the hops. I would drink it again.

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Photo of Xenoreactive
4.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An outstanding tropical juice-bomb. The vanilla is subtle throughout, but provides a nice sticky and sweet finish on the nose.

Passionfruit adds delicious tart sweetness here. This isn't as milkshakey as the Peach/Vanilla variant. Instead, this is the perfect combination for a hot summer day brew.

Out of this world.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I got to add this in and do the first review. I've grown to love Aslin (the crowds less so, but that's the price you pay for good beer). This is a variant of their base DIPA, Mind The Hop.

32 oz. crowler purchased at brewery on day of release and poured into Kane tulip glass.

L: Big 3F+ foamy head with good retention, not much lacing, and a little bit of a ring. Beer is a hazy orange-gold, more smoothie than beer looking, but familiar to anyone enjoying the new juicy IPA types.

S: Big juicy orange and grapefruit tones. Some tropical pineapple, mango, pit fruit, and passionfruit tones. Can't pick up much in the way of vanilla on the nose.

F: My goodness. Just an awesome juicebomb with citrus and passionfruit up front, then tropical and pit fruits come in. Light malts take you to the finish, and that is where the vanilla comes in carries through. A little bit of bitterness, no alcohol sensed. The taste is a bit unusual (ever had passionfruit and vanilla together before? me neither.) but it works.

F: Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Superb construction and balance and outstanding evolving flavor throughout the experience. Taste lingers more than it dries. Quite drinkable for a 9.4%, so be careful.

O: Aslin, you magnificent bastards, you've done it again! I'm giving this a *slightly* lower rating than Mind The Hop with Peach and Vanilla simply because I personally prefer the peach taste, but this is another great achievement.

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The Passion Of Johann from Aslin Beer Company
4.42 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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